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Canonical Seeks Crowdfunding for Ubuntu Edge Phone

Thirty-Two million dollars is a big number, especially for a crowdfunded project, but Canonical is betting that they have enough supporters for their vision of the future of computing that they can raise the money in thirty days. In return, supporters will get to drive in the Formula 1 of the mobile industry by purchasing an Ubuntu Edge Phone. So far, the project has raised $2.3 million in the first day, but will the project have enough steam, and more importantly, funding, for Canonical to build the phones? The Ubuntu Edge phone doesn’t exist, not yet anyway. However, if it were to exist, the technical specifications on it would look pretty good. The fastest multi-core mobile CPU available, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and the best battery they can fit in the phone’s proposed 4.5" case. It’s a race car of a phone, one that will be so expensive that there will be no mass market appeal for it, but that’s not the point. The point of the phone is to do a wide distribution proof of concept to prove to manufacturers that the idea is sound, and that it will sell to a wider audience. Eventually. I’ve

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